More Big Catches for NDLEA

*Intercepts Fake Soldier With Drugs, Ammo, Others
*Recovers Imported Liquid Cannabis

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has announced the arrest of one Hayatu Galadimu and his accomplice, Hamisu Adamu. The duo were picked up while on transit with drugs, ammunitions and communication gadgets allegedly meant for bandits operating in and around parts of the country’s northern zone Hayatu Galadima and an accomplice, Hamisu Adamu.

The arrest of the duo, a huge score in the agency’s quest to rid the country of illicit drugs, was executed by a team from its Abuja command on Friday, September 30, when they picked up one

Acting on intelligence reports, the team picked up Galadimu, suspected to be a fake soldier, alongside his co-traveller, along Gwagwalada expressway, Abuja, with sundry illicit items, including 21 RLA 7.45mm ammunition neatly concealed in water bottle.
Sixteen packs of two-way radio or Walkie-talkie, as they are commonly called, four Army-coloured head masks and a wallet wallet containing army ID card, wraps of cannabis sativa, tablets of tramadol, three MTN, two 9mobile and one airtel Sim card packs, one iPhone 12 Pro, one Samsung A31 and one Nokia phone were also recovered from them.
Besides seven NA pass letters, five handbags and one bagco bag containing personal belongings as well as a gallon of palm oil, a further search on the duo yielded 1USD and 6 ATMs, including First Bank 1, FCMB 2, Ecoband 1, Uba 1 and Skyebank 1, respectively.
Under interrogation, Galadimu, who claims to be a Lance Corporal serving in Ibadan, Oyo state, said they were head to Kaduna with Kano as final destination. However, further preliminary investigation revealed that they had initiated prior contacts with bandits to whom they were moving the intercepted items, particulatly the two-way radios which became highly sought after following the suspension of telecommunications services to Zamfara, Sokoto and Kaduna.
A statement by the NDLEA also indicates that its operatives made fantastic arrests across other states within the period. In particular, they arrested a final year, Fine Arts and Design student of the University of Port Harcourt, Mario Okiwelu, around NIPOST area of the state capital on Monday September 27, 202. He was arrested during “controlled delivery” of five imported variants of liquid Cannabis, weighing 49.6grams, from the US, alongside an accomplice, one Precious Awuse,
In Lagos state, narcotics operatives attached to courier firms intercepted different caches of illicit drugs, including a 40-gram pack of cocaine, concealed in a University of Uyo degree certificate billed for export to Australia, 280 grams of cannabis, packed in body cream bottles heading to Cyprus and 400grams of Tramadol hidden in plastic bottles meant to be freighted to Australia. That is, in addition to intercepting 1kg of Methamphetamine concealed in auto parts onward Hong Kong. In another instance, they arrested one Ibrahim Kale Sulyman at the NAHCO shed on Wednesday, September 29, during cargo search operations and recovered sachets of tramadol weighing 76grams concealed inside black soap heading to Dubai, UAE.
In Lagos, they raided a notorious hideout in Petti, Lagos Island where they recovered an abandoned 1,213.2kg of Cannabis Sativa. They also arrested one Justin Clement, an indigene of Michika, Adamawa state. He was arrested in Lekki with 500 grams of Cannabis Sativa

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